I'm sorry and I don't want to sound mean, but I actually liked the way he looked in the first picture better. He has built a lot of muscle, but he is holding a lot of tension in that muscle. Good, healthy muscle would not be that tight and bulky and its going to hinder his grace in movement some. Also, the neck looks to be growing upside down, with more bulk in the lower than in the upper. He's bracing and using that to pull himself forward. Bulk is not always better. Healthy muscle should actually have a very flexible yet firm feel to it. Overly tight muscles are going to put excess strain on the joints.